We take a look at ourselves and understand how many things do we own vs how many things we actually need - and identifying the difference is one of the fundamental learnings of this pandemic. Read this article to find out more.
We feature Safiya Virji, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend to many and a multi-faceted professional and discuss the importance of the role that women are playing in the community and beyond. Read more here.
The North American Shia Ithna'ashari Community Organization also known as NASIMCO is delighted to be amongst the few umbrella organizations who have understood the importance of the community's core - the women. This Mahe Ramadhan, NASIMCO provided the platform to women such as Zakira Shyrose Dhalla, Zakira Mahjabeen Dhala and Sister Berak Hussain who conducted and led the Live Events on a weekly basis. Find out more here.
With the advent of the lockdown, if you still were cocooned in a time warp thinking the women only fulfilled honourable and traditional roles of being child bearers, rearing children and were in charge of the household activities, think again. Read more here.
All the way from Sydney comes a story that is as small as it is humungous. Sister Mubina Damji from our community has built a good relationship with the local police force. A couple of weeks ago, she reached out to her liaison person in the Police Force asking if there was anything she and her friends could do to assist. Find out how they helped here.
In these turbulent times, whereby social distancing is the norm, life in general has taken on a new meaning as to what constitutes normal life. The saving grace for world and our community at large has been the advent of technology usage. This week we would like to recount success stories of communities that have embraced technology with gusto and are leading the way for others to emulate. Read more here.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan decided to shut down all the business and social activities. With this complete lockdown our community members also got affected especially those who were working on daily wages or running a small business. Find out more about this here.
Register yourself to our new online course The Khoja Community - Evolution of An Iconic Diaspora. Conveyed in three parts, over ten weekly sessions, this series of live interactive online presentations delve into epochal phases of the Evolutionary Journey of the Khoja Community and traces the migratory patterns that resulted in the formation of an iconic Khoja diaspora as we know it today. Click here to sign up.
The World Federation, Council of European Jamaats and India Federation are proud to be hosting our first live recitation of Dua Jaushan Kabeer from across two continents on our YouTube Channel @WFKSIMC ton 24th April at 4.30 PM GMT. The reciters are young boys under the age of 15 years old and are from Bhavnagar and London. Learn more here.